List of minor Starblaydi footballers
This is a list of minor footballers who have played for the Starblaydia national football team. Their skills, feats and deeds on-pitch elevated them to the national squad, to represent all of Starblaydia in World Cups, AOCAFs, Olympic Games and Under-21 World Cups, but their standing in the international game does not merit individual articles.
- 1 Stephen Asante
- 2 Enrico Bigon
- 3 Paul Cole
- 4 Robert Cole
- 5 Tim Deacy
- 6 Rene Griffiths
- 7 Michael Hawthorne
- 8 Matt Higgins
- 9 Simon Hill
- 10 Phillip Ifil
- 11 Christian Kabeya-Mbaya
- 12 Matthew Kilgallon
- 13 David Mannix
- 14 Samir Ben Said Nasri
- 15 Steve Owens
- 16 Lucas Palmer
- 17 Mikael Tissot
- 18 Vladimir Tsarev
- 19 Elliot Ward
- 20 Matthew Young
- Centre-Back. 21 Caps, 0 Goals. Uncapped at Under-21 Level.
Grandfather of Lawrence Asante, Stephen was a raging bull at the back for Starblaydia in World Cup 15, he began the traditional partnership of one strong player, and one skilful player at the heart of defence with Matthew Kilgallon. Played for Penningworth United for his entire career.
- Defensive Midfielder/Right-back. 29 Caps, 0 Goals. Uncapped at Under-21 Level.
Bigon was the first Starblaydi ever to play his club football outside of Starblaydia, playing for the Kingsford side Elders. He sandwiched this acheivement in between two spells for Penningworth United, who he later managed to some success.
- Centre-back. 34 Caps, 1 Goal. Uncapped at Under-21 Level.
The more-successful of the two Cole brothers, Paul played in three straight World Cup qualifying campaigns and two Cups of Harmony, finally making the grade in World Cup 17. Like his brother, he played for the Corinthian Spirits side.
- Right/Left-Back. 33 Caps, 2 Goals. Uncapped at Under-21 Level.
One less cap, but one more goal than his older brother Paul, the Corinthian Spirits full-back was a useful member of two World Cup, two Cup of Harmony and one AOCAF side.
- Goalkeeper. 1 Cap, 0 Goals. Uncapped at Under-21 Level.
His one solitary appearance as a substitute 'keeper during World Cup 15 was not a pretty affair as Starblaydia settled for a 3-3 draw with Bakinhale. He was soon supplanted, by Rodriguez Da Silva, at Internashionale before the better player's move to Iskara Daii.
- Goalkeeper. 9 Caps, 0 Goals. Uncapped at Under-21 Level.
- Left Midfielder. 36 Caps, 3 Goals. 13 Caps, 1 Goal at Under-21 Level.
- Goalkeeper. 3 Caps, 0 Goals. Uncapped at Under-21 Level
Just one appearance in each of World Cup 15's Qualifiers, the subsequent Cup of Harmony and an AOCAF, the Hersch Albion player was never in line for any greatness, even when he managed his favoured club side to relegation.
- Attacking Midfielder. 45 Caps, 4 Goals. 4 Caps, 0 Goals at Under-21 Level
Simon played in the Starting Eleven of just one Cup, the side that made it through to World Cup 17's Quarter-Finals, also winning the fourth AOCAF in his career. His goal tally was never high for Starblaydia, but far better for Hersch Albion, his club.
- Right-back/Defensive Midfielder. 30 Caps, 0 Goals. Uncapped at Under-21 Level.
A trade-mark bandanna in team colours picked him out on the pitch, the versatile Internashionale player only being involved in World Cup 15.
- Striker. 9 Caps, 1 Goal. Uncapped at Under-21 Level.
Most famous for tongue-tying commentators in his partnership with Guylain N'Dumbu-Nsungu at the second AOCAF, the only goal for the Jhanna City player-turned-manager came against Sarzonia in the AOCAF, Starblaydia's first victory over their long rivals.
- Centre-back. 17 Caps, 0 Goals. Uncapped at Under-21 Level.
Played for Internashionale for all of his career and was present in both Starblaydi squads that failed to qualify for the World Cup 15 and 16 Finals. He began the traditional partnership of one strong player, and one skilful player at the heart of defence with Stephen Asante.
- Attacking/Centre Midfielder. 4 Caps, 0 Goals. Uncapped at Under-21 Level.
Two substitute appearances in World Cup 15, and another two in World Cup 16 were all the Corinthian Spirits player managed - one of Starblaydia's least-capped international players.
Samir Ben Said Nasri
- Striker. 8 Caps, 1 Goal. Uncapped at Under-21 Level.
With a solitary World Cup and one AOCAF tournament under his belt, both as subsitute, the Corinthian Spirits had little time, nor talent, to establish himself on the world stage. Nasri's career stalled between that of David Bentley and Nikola Lazerevski, as well as Simeone Di Bradini and Fabricio de Souza Lima.
- Attacking Midfielder. 23 Caps, 3 Goals. Uncapped at Under-21 Level.
The Jhanna City player, and later manager, started for Starblaydia in World Cup 15 at the age of twenty-eight. The peak of his career was the AOCAF3 Semi-Final, where he scored the fourth of a four-nil win over Xile to put Starblaydia into their first ever final.
- Right-back. 16 Caps, 0 Goals. 13 Caps, 0 Goals at Under-21 Level.
- Attacking/Right Midfielder. 17 Caps, 3 Goals. 4 Caps, 1 Goal at Under-21 Level.
A substitute in World Cup 17 and 18, this Basian Valley player never set the world alight.
- Left-back. 32 Caps, 5 Goals. 13 Caps, 1 Goal at Under-21 Level.
So often the nearly-man of Starblaydi Left-Backs, Tsarev was permanently in the shadow of Rastian Salaam, but managed a Regional Title in AOCAF4, as well as appearances in World Cup 17 and AOCAF5.
- Centre-Back. 5 Caps, 0 Goals, Uncapped at Under-21 Level
Violent play for much of Ward's Jhanna city career ruled him out of many appearances for the national team, selected as a squad member for WC15, and AOCAFs 2 & 3.
- Defending/Centre Midfielder. 7 Caps, 0 Goals, Uncapped at Under-21 Level.
Ironically Starblaydia's oldest player in their début in World Cup 15's qualifiers, Matthew earned substitute appearances in that cup and also the second AOCAF tournament.